The Cutting Room Floor

The Cutting Room Floor

by Dawn Klehr


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ISBN-13: 9780738738048
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: HL610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Dawn Klehr (Twin Cities, MN) began her career in television, and though she's been on both sides of the camera, she now prefers to get lost in stories behind the lens. The Cutting Room Floor is her debut novel. Visit her online at

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The Cutting Room Floor 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 21 days ago
Ok story but unnecessary anti-Christian pro-gay messages directed toward young people.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Kept my interest.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT! It had a amazing story line. I wish it ended differently with Dez and riley. All together it was dramatic, heart renching, and had a love twist that you wouldn't see in any other book
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StephWard More than 1 year ago
'The Cutting Room Floor' is a gripping young adult mystery/thriller that tells the story of two main characters - Riley Frost and Desmond "Dez" Brandt - as they both embark on journeys that could ruin their lives. Riley's life has been turned upside down at school after being dumped and publicly outed, so she turns to the mystery behind the murder of her teacher, Ms. Dunn, to keep herself busy. Riley turns to Dez, her best friend, for help when things start to get serious. What Riley doesn't know is that Dez is secretly in love with her and has been "directing" her life in various ways - blackmailing people, manipulating situations, and other stunts - in the hopes of protecting Riley and having her fall in love with him. Now his lies and manipulations have gone too far, and now they threaten the lives of Dez and Riley both. I found this to be a refreshing and original contemporary YA mystery/thriller. The plot had several layers to it, all involving mini-plots with the characters, and all intertwining together to form the big picture of the book. I loved reading all the smaller story lines in the book and then piecing things together until I knew what was really going on. The characters were well written and realistic, especially the main characters of Dez and Riley. Both have flaws and definite obstacles they need to overcome, but I was fascinated by their separate stories and histories along with their relationship and how things would evolve between them. The plot was exciting with lots of twists that you don't see coming - it kept me on my toes and eagerly turning the pages to see what would happen next. I always like to solve the mystery before the characters do, but I wasn't really able to do that with this novel. It took almost to the very end of the book for everything to fall into place - like a puzzle finally coming together. The story is told in varying points of view - with chapters going between Riley and Dez. I think this was a fantastic way to write the novel because the reader gets to see into the minds of both main characters and see how they think and feel about certain events and situations throughout the book. I liked having an inside peek into their minds and lives - I think it brings a new depth to the book that wouldn't have been there if told in a first or third person narrative. Since Dez is a film buff, there are parts of the book that are written in script - almost like the characters are acting out parts in a play or movie. That aspect of the writing definitely kept things interesting and original. Overall, this was an edgy and fast-paced thriller that fans of the genre will definitely want to pick up! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cutting Room Floor is story about how far people will go to find love and acceptance. Told in dual point of view, the character Dez is fascinating and creepy, while Riley is spunky and fearless. The story is a perfect blending of a book and movie, and it often felt like I was watching it on a screen rather than reading it on a page. Hip, cool, and entertaining thriller -- highly recommended.